November 11, 2022
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Day 321: Journey Through the Bible in a Year
Focus Verses for Today: Reader’s choice!
Ask the Lord for His understanding of Haggai 1-2. Read Haggai 1-2. Let’s journey!
Commentary: Haggai gives a message to the people who have returned to Jerusalem from exile in Babylon. The Jerusalem to which the people have returned is a far cry from the Jerusalem that they left. Homes, businesses, livelihoods, and the Temple have been destroyed. After being conquered by Nebuchadnezzar, the city and surrounding land had been burned; it was no longer the land of milk and honey. The people struggled. Haggai had four messages for the people: (1) rebuild the Temple and do not focus on their own luxurious, (2) encouragement for those rebuilding the Temple which was not as splendid as the old, (3) a reminder that holiness only comes through obedience to the Lord and not through works, and (4) a reminder that the Lord will return to rule and sit on the throne of David.
Focus Verses: Reader’s choice! What verses speak to you? Who is the author speaking to? What is being spoken about? When do the verses take place? Where do the verses take place? What can you learn?
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